Arranged from A to Z in 26 segments, the video looks at the relationship between image and text. In a playful and satirical manner, it roams through past and present of the Asian experience within North America and beyond, from the Chinese railroad laborers, Hiroshima and the Korean War, to the arrivals of the Boat People and the Hong Kong money. Both simplistic and complex in its presentation, The Yellow Pages seeks to interact with the viewers, never allowing one single reading.
The Yellow Pages was commissioned by PUBLIC ACCESS through an open call for an video installation/exhibition at Union Station in Toronto, 1994 to 1995. This video also exists in another version where the image and text appear on separate channels.
"A mini-treatise on race, culture and desire" - San Francisco Asian American Film Festival 1997
Filmed in Hi 8 and VHS, analogue editing (1994)
Audio description: This is a silent video. No sound